Faculty : Faculty

Ashok K. Saluja, PhD

Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery
Director, Sylvester Pancreatic Cancer Research Institute
Senior Associate Dean for Research Innovation
Associate Director of Research Innovation, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Secondary Appointment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(305) 243-8448
MSOM Oncology Research – Surgery
Research Interests: Saluja’s research focuses on understanding the pathophysiology of pancreatic diseases


Dr. Saluja received his PhD in Biochemistry from Washington State University and did his postdoctoral training at Cornell University. Before joining the University of Minnesota in 2006, he was professor and director of the Pancreatic Diseases Center at UMass Medical School and, before that, at Harvard Medical School for twenty years.